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Comoros

Comoros Film & Photography Production Services.

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in the Comoros? We have fully vetted, locally based fixers, service producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators, production drivers, and a range of other film crew. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references.

Want to know more about shooting in the Comoros? See below for an introduction to Comoros locations, permits, when to shoot, costs, talent, crews, equipment, art department, studios, post facilities, visas and work permits, film friendly hotels, transport, communications and safety advice.

Film Locations. The Comoros is an African island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The islands are volcanic and surrounded by coral reefs making for some beautiful paradise-island looks including palm-lined white sand beaches, tropical mountain landscapes and waterfalls. The Comoros offer some great underwater photography options with the Vailheu Bank and Massiwa two dive sites of note. Mount Karthala is an active volcano and the highest point of the Comoros. Itsandra is an interesting fishing village. Moroni is the capital and main entry point into the Comoros by air. Here you can find the photogenic Vendredi Mosque. Agricultural looks of interest include nutmeg, vanilla, cloves, pepper, jasmine and orange plantations.

Comoros Film Location Permits. Most locations are possible given time, money and the right approach. It is illegal to photography of government buildings, military installations, and other key infrastructure such as ports, train stations, and airports, without the permission of relevant authorities. You could be fined, have your photographic equipment confiscated, and risk arrest. Please contact us for location specific information.

When to shoot? The islands have a tropical climate with temperatures cooler and wetter at higher altitudes. The hot and humid wet season runs from November to April. The cool, dry season from May and October is the best time to film for weather. For monthly weather statistics please see here.

The Comoros is a predominately Muslim nation where holidays such as Ramadan are observed.

Costs. Locations, local talent and support crew are inexpensive but since little to no filming infrastructure exists all key crew and equipment must be brought in from abroad. Because the Comoros are so isolated, prices of imported goods tend to be more expensive than the rest of East Africa. Our Comoran fixer will negotiate local deals and provide the appropriate level of production support to match every budget.

Talent day rates and buyouts are reasonable and negotiated on a personal level. The Comoran people are a blend of African, Arab and Malayo-Indonesian. Other talent looks need to be cast abroad.

Crews. The Comoros has a very small local pool of directors, directors of photography and stills photographers. Key crew needs to be brought in from abroad.

Contact us if you are looking for a director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew for your shoot in the Comoros.

Equipment. You will need to bring in all camera, grip and lighting equipment from abroad. 

Art department and set construction is very basic.

Studios and backlots. None exist at present.

Tax Incentives. At present there are no tax incentives for foreign commercials or films shooting in the Comoros.

Post Production. Post abroad.

Visas and Work Permits. All nationals are required to have visas to enter the Comoros. Visas are available on arrival. Contact your closest Comoran embassy or representative for more information. US passport holders see here for more information.

Transportation Infrastructure is quite basic. Most roads are paved but narrow and slow going, particularly during the wet season. Our Comoran fixer organises safe and reliable 4WD transportation. Getting between islands is best done by boat or plane. Several international airlines service flights to the Comoros.

Accommodation. Recommended film friendly hotels in the Comoros:

Itsandra Beach Hotel

Please contact us for corporate rates.

For longer stays we can also organize serviced apartments.

Communication. Web posted casting, scouting and videoconferencing.

Safety. See here for up to date travel advice.

Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in the Comoros, please see below:

If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer in the Comoros, please contact us.

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